1st Place at the San Diego County Fair!

This year was the first year that I submitted anything to the San Diego County Fair (formerly known as the "Del Mar Fair") Photography Competition. I included this photo, above, simply because I love it so much—even though I figured that they'd seen enough Yosemite shots over the years that there was no way they'd actually include it. Turns out, however, that it won First Place in the "Color Scenic - Winter" category!

This is the classic view of Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View—the turnout right after you enter the valley through the Wawona Tunnel. In 2012, I made quite a few trips up to Yosemite in winter, when storms were predicted, trying to catch the valley right as storms were clearing. Here I just lucked out with clearing clouds and a light dusting of snow.

This photo is available for purchase as a print.